Friday, July 18, 2008

This (mostly) Just In...

Off to the Races - The Del Mar Races began Wednesday (here's a post I wrote about the races last year. It's full of whimsy and nostalgia, so basically, it sucks). It's really too bad you don't all live in San Diego. I'd buy you a drink at the races after I win thousands of dollars this summer. Sucks to be you. (Those of you who do live in San Diego: Offer of drinks is in no way redeemable).

Show Your Pride - Another reason to live in San Diego: One of the best Gay Pride festivals in the country invades Hillcrest this weekend. Kathy Griffin is the main entertainment. You know how the gays love that sassy ginger. (btw, there's no link for this one because work is blocking access to sandiegopride.org. This is discrimination, people, and will not stand!)

Barenaked Coke Problem - If Steve Page, lead singer of my favorite Canadian band, Barenaked Ladies, had a million dollars, he'd apparently use it to buy some coke. He's fighting the charges, natch. LiLo is giving him pointers.

The Office Spin-off is a Bust...Probably - EW.com has a new blogger called Michael Ausiello. Apparently, he's very well known the the pop-culture blogging community and used to write for tvguide.com (I don't like him. Mainly because I should have his job). Ausiello reports The Office spin-off is a no go. I am mildly bummed, but really, not so much.

Life on Mars Completely Retooled - I know how much you all love your weekly dose of info about a show not even on the air yet, and I live to give you what you love.
* Pros: Original re-creator David E. Kelly is out and 2 dudes who worked on Alias are in to helm the show. Now we can avoid creepy dancing babies. Hooray!
* Cons: Colm Meany (casting perfection as Gene Hunt) is out as well. They better find someone just as good to fill the role...or better yet, bring Phillip Glenister over to reprise his role from the BBC version.

Man Spends $1,000 a Week on Beer - Reuters reports this like that's excessive or something.

11 comments:

The Guv'ner said...

Yeah I read that stuff about Barenaked Steve - I'm only shocked that people are shocked. Guy who previously had alcohol problem and depression problems and sings in a famous rock band, USES DRUGS???? SURELY NOT!

Seriously though, I love that dude and I hope he sorts things out. I was just playing their "The War On Drugs" too right before I read about it.

Red said...

Guv: War On Drugs in one of their best songs.

poobomber said...

"If I had a million dollars..."

...I'd buy me a patch of land in Columbia and hire a few peasants to grow me some coke products which are then.

poobomber said...

I should finish my sentences.

Liz said...

I read yesterday that Amy Poehler was signed on for The Office spinoff. What is going on here?!?

Red said...

Liz: According to EW, the creators of The Office are creating a show around Amy Poehler, but it has nothing to do with The Office.

Garney said...

One Week seems like an ideal song to sing while buzzing on some white.

Falwless said...

Wow, I knew none of this. Where have I been? You are my key to hip, lady. Never leave me.

pistols at dawn said...

The only reason I ever joined a band was because I hoped to pick up interesting stories, groupies, and a drug problem. 0 for 3, baby.

feathers said...

no wonder Steve can sing as fast as the Micro-Machine's guy can talk!

I got 3 text6 messages from friends who apparently didn't know that I dont live in San Diego anymore asking if I was going to Pride. #1- i need better informed friends and #2- i need a boyfriend fast! Apparently, when your sans men for so long people just start assuming you are gay!

great!

BeckEye said...

Which one is Steve again? The chubby bespectacled one or the skinny one?

I saw them live once and remembered thinking how funny and full of energy they were. And I thought they were just high on life. Sheesh.